As a collaborative team - one thing that we can always agree on is the desire to reuse and recycle found objects. From Rachel's found objects integrated into her jewelry, to Danielle's design taste - dug deep from old basements and attics; it's a common theme.
The same idea applied when Rachel found an old palette in a neighbors yard - and Copper Shoppe just so happened to need a new sign for our Outdoor Urban Market!
Our first step was disassembling the palette (and of course keeping the rest for a next project) - to build our ideal shape and color scheme. The distress in the palette offered a natural range of textures and colors - so it wasn't an easy choice! We trashed the rusty nails and joined them together with some spare trim from the garage. Please note - we always encourage cute footwear while using high power machine tools - oops!
After assembling the sign, we continued to sand/clean to prepare our surface for painting.
To ensure we stuck as closely as we could to our design font - we took our time to trace via a projector before we started the painting.
Finally - the painting! Rachel painted "Copper" and I rounded out "Shoppe" - didn't turn out too shabby did it? We loved the final customized look and proudly hung the sign on our tent this weekend!
What projects have you used found objects for?